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Māori Advisory Forum

   Kingi Porima
   Mavis Mullins
   Ingrid Collins
   Dr Tom Richardson
   Dr Tanira Kingi



Kingi Porima

Kingi Porima

Māori Advisory Forum

Location: Murupara, Bay of Plenty
Ph: +64 7 366 5682       kingi.hohi@xtra.co.nz

Waipapa Marae Kingi has a background in forestry and is a past Murupara Borough Council councillor and Management Advisor (Kaitakawaenga) to Te Runanga o te Ika Whenua river claim (Rangitaiki River). Currently Kingi is deputy of the Waikato Raupatu Trustee Company and has served as a member of Te Kauhanganui since 2000. A former chair of Te Arataura, Kingi is also involved with the Waka Alliance forum and is Chair of Waipapa Marae.

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Mavis Mullins

Mavis Mullins

Māori Advisory Forum

Location: Dannevirke
mrmullins@xtra.co.nz

Ko Ruahine te maunga, Ko Manawatu te awa,
Ko Rangitane,
na Atihaunui a Paparangi te Iwi,
tihei mauriora

Mavis has a portfolio of business interest in the agricultural sector and is a Director of Paewai Mullins Shearing Ltd; a fourth generation family business in sheep shearing and wool export. Mavis has extensive experience in governance and Māori land management.

Current Directorships include Atihau Whanganui Incorporation, Hautaki Ltd, and Nga Whenua Rahui. Mavis is currently Chair with Aohanga Incorporation, Te Huarahi Tika Trust, Poutama Trust.
 

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Ingrid Collins

Ingrid Collins

Māori Advisory Forum

Location: Gisborne
Ph: +64 6 351 8337       ingrid@kaitimed.co.nz

Ko Pukehapopo te maunga
Ko Waiomoko te awa
Ko Pureihuriata te waka
Ko Ngati Konohi te hapu
Ko Te Aitanga-A-Hauiti te Iwi
Ko Ingrid Nea Collins toku ingoa

Ingrid has more than 35 years experience in Māori Land Incorporations management and Māori land-based business. In addition to successful farm operation on the East Coast of New Zealand, Ingrid’s expertise includes health management and corporate governance.

Current Directorship includes Chair of Whangara B5 Incorporation, Whangara Farms Partnership, Tairawhiti District Health board, part owner/director Kaiti Medical Centre Ltd.
 

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Dr Tom Richardson

Dr Tom Richardson

CEO

Location: Ruakura
Ph: +64 7 834 6601       tom.richardson@agresearch.co.nz 
 

Originally from the United States, Dr Richardson has worked in New Zealand science for 20 years. Prior to taking up with CEO position at AgResearch in September 2010 he spent 18 years with Scion, 13 as a practising scientist and science manager, and five as CEO. He has had frequent assignments on advisory boards, external review panels and international science and trade delegations.

His science background is in genetics, and he established the genomics research group at Scion and a spin-out company, SignaGen, which brought high-throughput DNA testing to the New Zealand ag-bio sector. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Bucknell University and a doctorate in Botany from Pennsylvania State University.

He holds a number of science-related directorships including the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, Future Forests Research Limited and Science New Zealand of which he is also Deputy Chairman.

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Dr Tanira Kingi

Dr Tanira Kingi

Portfolio Leader, Māori Agribusiness

Location: Grasslands
Ph: +64 6 351 8335       tanira.kingi@agresearch.co.nz

Tanira is responsible for developing and implementing AgResearch’s Māori Strategy. He has a PhD in agricultural economics and development from the Australian National University and is currently managing a number of research projects in Māori land development, environmental impacts of pastoral agriculture, and scenario modeling for NZ’s pastoral industries.

Current Directorships include Agriculture ITO, NZ Qualifications Authoritiy and Waerenga-Pukahukiwi Ltd. Former committees of management positions include Ngāti Whakaue Tribal Lands and Aohanga Incorporation.

Tanira works extensively with Maori incorporations and trusts and iwi authorities and is a regular speaker on Maori land tenure and Maori agribusiness at international conferences including Canada, USA, Malaysia, Australia, Fiji, PNG and other South Pacific Island nations.

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